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Irish local government reform – Something done but more to do?

This briefing looks at the monitoring visit to Ireland by the Delegation for the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe. Given the common evaluation and monitoring templates of the Congress for all countries involved, these insights provide a rich comparison of local democracy across Europe – so how did Ireland fare?

Ireland, Northern Ireland

Supporting disabled people into work and out of poverty

This case study briefing highlights the link between disability and poverty. It considers the policy response of both the UK government and the Scottish government, as well as the role of local government, in tackling the challenges of addressing this correlation and improving the livelihoods of disabled citizens. 

England & Wales, Scotland With case study
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Barriers to infill housing supply

This briefing looks at the benefits of infill over greenfield development and explores the commonly held misconceptions and barriers to seeing a significant shift towards infill housing in Greater Melbourne.


Scottish Bulletin Issue 3, 2023

These bulletins provide an update on the progress of legislation currently in Holyrood that is of relevance to local authorities in Scotland. In addition, it highlights key devolved matters, open consultations and third party reports.


The Irish local government system and the role of the councillor

In this briefing, Tommy Moylan, Director of the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG), examines the AILG and addresses the need for a strong democratic local government system, one which is vital to promote the welfare and good governance of the people of Ireland.

Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland With case study

Community Land Trusts: A new fix for the housing crisis

This is the second in a two-part series looking at the state of Australia’s housing and housing affordability. This briefing introduces Community Land Trusts (CLTs) as a potential, viable long-term solution to the housing crisis – one that deals very directly with the issue of land and that local governments are well-placed to deliver on.

Australia With case study

Health, public health and adult social care round-up: June 2023

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policies, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.

England & Wales, Scotland

Planning for electric vehicles

Sales of electric vehicles (EV) have doubled in the past two years. This short-read briefing looks at the role of Australian local government in supporting the EV transition.


Revising the National Planning Framework

The National Planning Framework has proven to be quite the thorn for local government which is why many are supportive of the Irish government’s plan to revisit and renew the framework in 2024. This think piece reviews the current issues and explores the intent and potential outcome of the upcoming review process.